Let these distilled doses of 1990s advertising take you back to a simpler time, when pizza came on a bagel and hair came in a can.
The field of advertising is designed to plant its simple ideas deep inside your subconscious.
As a result, your brain is overflowing with jingles, images, and snippets of commercial dialogue that you absorbed like a sponge through the hundreds of hours of TV you watched in your childhood.
While this has probably crowded out useful knowledge and skills like your CPR training, or the name of that cousin you see every few years, it does have the bonus of tapping straight into nostalgia. Short of the smell of your childhood home, there is probably nothing better than an old commercial to transport you back in time, away from the horrors and crises of the present.
With that in mind, let's not waste any more time on the intro—because you really need this right now.
"Crossfire! You'll get caught in the... crossfire!"
The '90s was always trying to sell young boys on new ways to be dangerous badasses. And no commercial did so more effectively than this ad for the board game Crossfire. Set "some time in the future," the commercial features young combatants emerging from an electrical storm in fingerless gloves, riding on flying skateboards toward "the ultimate challenge!"
The commercial perfectly encapsulates the feeling of playing a tiny version of air hockey with little metal beads.
Now don't you feel like a kid again? And don't you want to buy all that stuff?
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